Nov. 25, 2018

Two More Out-of-Dress Code Days Benefiting Live Thankfully Campaign This Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29
  • Students may purchase out-of-dress code wristbands tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 26, and Tuesday, Nov. 27, ($3 each for use on both days) to be worn this Wednesday, Nov. 28, and Thursday, Nov. 29.
  • All money raised will go to Live Thankfully.
  • As always, basic dress code guidelines must be followed.
Thank You, RH Community!
Once again, our RH community made a significant contribution to the Live Thankfully Food Drive! Thanks to everyone who brought items for the food drive, bought wristbands for out-of-dress code, bought T-shirts and made financial donations. We had a successful result and appreciate all who contributed. Thanks, also, to those who were able to attend the sorting and bagging event at Stripling Middle School and helped sort and bag food at the Party with a Purpose at Southwest Christian School.
We contributed about $2,000 cash for Thanksgiving meals and 4,542 food items. We appreciate all grade levels and teachers who added incentives for their students.
The results by grade level were:
·     Pre-K: 348
·     Kinder: 484
·     1st: 611
·     2nd: 403
·     3rd: 948
·     4th: 270
·     5th: 1,478
Congrats to 5th grade who will duct tape Mrs. Cotton to the wall later this week!  
We are very proud of the Student Council for heading up this project and working so hard to help families in our community who needed assistance.

Last Chance to Order Online Winter Wear This Year; Store is Open Through This Wednesday, Nov. 28! 
The online Winter Wear Store is back open for the last time this year, if you missed the first order. There are also a few new goodies!  
Thank you for supporting 5th grade fundraising benefitting 5th grade trips!

“Feast for 5th" Fundraising This Thursday, Nov. 29, at R Taco on Camp Bowie
  • Please join us for our “Feast for 5th” Fundraising dinner date at R Taco on Camp Bowie at 3206 Winthrop Avenue, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 29.
  • 10% of the proceeds will be donated to help RH 5th grade fundraising.
  • See you there!
Angel Tree 
  • It's time for RH's annual Angel Tree tradition! The Angel Tree supports our school families that need a little extra love and magic over the holidays. Families in need have filled out gift tags, and families who are interested in adopting an Angel Tree family will then choose a tag and anonymously purchase the gifts requested by the family. Thanks to all who have adopted our angels! 
  • We are also including $25 Walmart gift cards for each family and are need of 12 more gift cards. If you are interested in purchasing a Walmart gift card, please contact Laura Patton at
  • All unwrapped items need to be clearly labeled and taken to school on Thursday, Dec. 6. The gifts will be given to the families later in December.
  • If you have any questions or need to make arrangements for a different drop-off time, please contact Laura Patton at
2018-19 Yearbooks Are in the Works! Have Any Great Fall Photos to Include? (Please use the folders for grade or event-specific photos.) 
Upcoming Dates to Know
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Chess Club (3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. for registered students in grades 2-5)
Thursday, Nov. 29
“Feasting for 5th Grade” Fundraising Dinner Date at R Taco on Camp Bowie at 3206 Winthrop Avenue (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
Run Club for registered students in grades 2-5 (3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at RH track)
Thursday, Dec. 6
PTA Board Meeting (noon in library)
Friday, Dec. 7
Santa Visit – Pre-K, K, 1st, LINC & PPCD
Tuesday, Dec. 11
5th Grade Program (6:30 p.m.)
Thursday, Dec. 13 - Friday, Dec. 14
RIF Book Distribution
Friday, Dec. 21
End of 3rd Six-Week Period
Pajama Reading Day & Holiday Parties

Additional Resources
  • General information regarding Ridglea Hills Elementary School is available online at our PTA-sponsored website – Please get familiar with this website and bookmark it on your browser.
  • For specific questions regarding school-administered matters not addressed on, including but not limited to academic affairs, school registration, testing, campus security, school programs, Fort Worth ISD policies and procedures, etc., please contact the school office at 817-815-1700.
  • For non-PTA-related posts (i.e., highlighting scouting opportunities, coordinating sports teams, selling uniforms, looking for a carpool group to join, etc.), please head over to the Ridglea Hills Elementary Parents Facebook group.
  • Other helpful Ridglea Hills Elementary School-related Facebook pages include the following:
  • Ridglea Hills Elementary 
  • Ridglea Hills Elementary School’s Counselor
  • Ridglea Hills Mustang Muscle (for those RHE dads interested in getting involved with school service projects)
  • RHE Run Club